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The soil was pretty exhausted, not to mention low on the bricks, and all the irrigation was tired — no leaks, just inconsistent pressure in that crappy single-wall stuff. So we ripped out every last bit from thew 2014 summer.
The drought has been hard on everyone. Fortunately, the rain lately has been reviving! This storm has been dubbed Hellastorm and Rainpocalypse. It’s caused lots of havoc in the flats and some of our neighbors had trouble, but we dodged all that here. It’s snug and safe and warm and everything outside is greening up beautifully. Here’s pictures of our Rainpocalypse.
We have had a single female turkey wandering around our property lately.
Fun Fact: It turns out she made a nest in the orchard. I’ll see if I can get pictures of that soon.
Here are a series of pictures showing my slow progress:
Good things can come out of letting things slide, too. This is the volunteer tomato from last year. It survived the winter and now we have tomatoes in May!
This is the Bean Bay at the back of the garden. Since I didn’t clean it up in Fall, it got a little… crowded.
Here are two Garden Glamour Shots, two hours’ work apart.
Fun Fact: You can’t see the difference much, but there’s two zucchinis and 8 lettuce planted in the cleared spaces.
This is fennel, impacted into a cinderblock hole. It’s what happens when you let things slide for two years.
I could not pull it out of the cinderblock, and I wasn’t about to let it keep growing. So the cinderblock itself had to go.